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Post by Julie M on Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:43 pm

Hi everyone!

I have searched the www, walked the streets and let my fingers do the walking, now I am here asking for help!

I am on the hunt for plastic buckles. Ladder lock or Tri-glide.
They are the type you get on camera straps.

I am after a size that will take a 10mm strap. I can find them in larger sizes fairly easily.

Does anyone have any thoughts on where I might be able to find these.

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Post by fullofscrap on Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:38 pm

Hi Julie. I'm not sure where to find it but have you tried fabric shops yet? You might find it in the haberdashery section. (Just a thought...) HELP! I need plastic buckles!!!! Icon_smile
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Post by redant on Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:52 pm

How many do you need?

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Post by Julie M on Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:40 pm

I have tried Spotlight and any small indi craft shops I come across. I have tried a saddlery and an upholsterer. My Dh is away with work over at the coast so I have him checking out marine places....


I will take any that I can find... up to about 200 HELP! I need plastic buckles!!!! Icon_smile

I am wanting to start making some fun and funky fabric camera straps to sell locally, just these buckles are troublesome Smile
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Post by redant on Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:48 pm

Ohhh - that is a lot. Thought I might be able to find one or two floating around the place (don't ask?) but 200 is a little out of my league.

A couple of ideas on where you might find some would be...

A camera supply place.
Tannery (I think thats what they are called, the place that makes leather stuff).
Fishing shop.
Army surplus store.
Camping shop.

Hope one of these ideas helps out.....! I will keep thinking on it for you.

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Post by redant on Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:57 pm

Oh & what about a place that sells luggage?

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Post by Julie M on Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:07 pm

Thank you HELP! I need plastic buckles!!!! 774302

I looked in a handbag/luggage shop, even the K-marts, crazy clarks etc thinking if I could get something on sale I could cut it up, but no luck!

One lady in Amarica (I saw her blog) used $2 dog collars... I can't find any that are thin enough.

I looked at Army suppliers online and nothing small enough.

I have not yet tried a fishing store... thanks for the tip.

Finding them has now become a mission and I won't stop until I find them, be it 2 or 200!!!! lol
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Post by Soupie on Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:18 am

Hmmmm...I would have said army supplies too.
I'll have a think about this one Julie and get back to you. HELP! I need plastic buckles!!!! Icon_scratch

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Post by Guest on Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:45 am

Hi Julie,

Can you get the type of buckles you are after on backpacks? If so, then there is Good Sammys. My local one in Fremantle sells heaps of backpacks and bumbags etc for only 20 cents each.

I saw earlier that you were going to the markets; that's a good place to look too. At least you could get a few to experiment etc.

For 200 of them though, I can only think of getting in contact with a manufacturer of the camera straps, perhaps you could find out the wholesaler/factory name in China or whatever and do a deal.

I'm not much help in the buckle department I'm afraid! Smile

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Post by vickstar on Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:09 am

Did you try ebay Julie?? I'm not sure exactly what you want, but i just typed in plastic buckles and there were quite a few to pick from!! You could also try the US ebay, and all the others!! Smile

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Post by Soupie on Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:25 am

Chantal wrote:For 200 of them though, I can only think of getting in contact with a manufacturer of the camera straps, perhaps you could find out the wholesaler/factory name in China or whatever and do a deal.

That's a really good idea Chantal, although they might want you to take a lot more than 200. We looked into some wholesale stuff from China at my work a few years ago, and everything was in MASSIVE quantities (like 10,000).
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Post by Julie M on Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:10 am

Thanks so much ladies for your suggestions! HELP! I need plastic buckles!!!! 774302

I have emailed various Asian companies and they dont make/stock them that small......

I have also looked into bulk purchase of camera straps, but that didn't seem cost effective. I have not approached camera companies directly though... Camera straps were not really a sucessful Google, so I might try that again...

Bags tend to have larger buckles than the ones used on camera straps, but thanks for the name Good Sammy's I will google and see what I can come up with.

Ebay and Etsy sites were not much use unfortunately.

A car upholsterer can get them for me from his supplier, he called yesterday. I would have to order a "truck load" for his supplier to import them.... I guess that is a positive thing, as they must exisit and I am not just a crazy lady with a buckle fettish!
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Post by vickstar on Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:12 am

LMAO Julie!! A buckle fetish!! HELP! I need plastic buckles!!!! Lol

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Post by Julie M on Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:28 am

I FOUND THEM I FOUND THEM!!!!!!!!! I AM NOT CRAZY!!!!! HELP! I need plastic buckles!!!! 215656 HELP! I need plastic buckles!!!! 215656 HELP! I need plastic buckles!!!! 215656

I thought I would google just "one more time".....it was the 2nd search on the list!!!!!

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THANKS LADIES, I am off to do a happy dance and celebrate with Pepsi ancd chocolate!

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Post by Soupie on Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:39 am

Woo hoo! Awesome news Julie! HELP! I need plastic buckles!!!! Icon_cheers

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Post by redant on Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:23 pm

Good for you Julie. I tried a quick search last night, but everything I came up with was 20mm or bigger...(there was one 19mm). I am so glad you found them. HELP! I need plastic buckles!!!! Icon_biggrin

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Post by Julie M on Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:15 pm

redant wrote:Good for you Julie. I tried a quick search last night, but everything I came up with was 20mm or bigger...(there was one 19mm). I am so glad you found them. HELP! I need plastic buckles!!!! Icon_biggrin

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